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GERG 8th Annual Young Researchers' Competition

The 2017 event will take place in association with the Eurogas Annual Conference on 27th October in Brussels. The theme of the Conference this year will be Renewable Gases, and an audience of over a hundred industry executives and policy makers is expected.  The event will be based on presentations of post-graduate projects in the conference session and as posters.

Click here for details of how to apply.

03/07/17

GERG has new President

Dear GERG members, and colleagues

I am pleased to announce that, following David Salisbury’s decision to step down, GERG has elected a new President.

Dr Isabelle Moretti, Director of Technologies at ENGIE, will officially replace David Salisbury after ratification at the next GERG Board meeting on 26th April.

Isabelle is committed to continuing the good work that David has led in steering GERG through a very challenging period for the European gas industry and gas industry research. She is also committed to continuing to demonstrate how the strong benefits of innovation in gas technology can be used to ensure the long-term position of gas in the future low carbon energy mix, as the European energy transition continues.

We thank David for his unfailing commitment to GERG throughout his past 5 years as President. He hands over a legacy of an Association with a stronger reputation at the European level, an improved set of alliances in Brussels and beyond, and a stable foundation for continued development of an increasingly focused research and innovation portfolio for the European gas industry.

I invite you all to congratulate Isabelle on the new role, and we look forward to working closely with her in the next phase of our development.

More about Isabelle can be found here.

01/06/17

Cadent Gas Publish the Future of Gas: Unlocking Network Capability

Cadent Gas have published their final chapter in the ‘Future of Gas’ series looking at why gas networks are essential for enabling the UK’s future energy ambition. The Report can be found here. For more on the "Future of Gas" Series published by Cadent, follow this link.

Updated 21/06/17

Hyready Project has started

GERG is pleased to announce that the HYREADY project has now reached its critical mass of partners and has commenced with a meeting in Amsterdam this week.

 The project aims to deliver engineering guidelines for gas TSOs and DSOs to support them with preparing their networks for the accommodation of hydrogen-natural gas mixtures with acceptable consequences. Hydrogen addition to natural gas is important for decarbonising the energy system and to support the implementation of sustainable energy sources. The project partners include ENAGAS,  GasNatural Fenosa,  Gas Network Ireland, Gaz-System, GRDF, GRT-Gaz, SoCalGas, TIGF and Enbridge. The project is led by DNV GL and DBI-GUT. The guidelines support system operators to map out the consequences of hydrogen addition in a specific network and to consider mitigating measures if consequences are not acceptable. The execution of HYREADY will take 16 months.

Potential new partners are still very welcome and are requested to contact the project manager Onno Florisson (onno.florisson@dnvgl.com).

27/01/17

New Horizon 2020 call is open from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen joint undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a public-private partnership between the European Commission, Hydrogen Europe and the Research Grouping N.ERGHY. The FCH2 JU programme is structured around two research and innovation Pillars dedicated to Transportation and Energy Systems, aiming to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential to help in achieving a low carbon energy system. The FCH2 JU 2017 call for proposals is available with a funding of 116 million €, with a total of 24 topics, including 7 for transport, 12 for energy and 5 for cross-cutting projects. Following, you can find more information about the FCH2 open call for proposals, the upcoming info day and FCH2 2016 projects ready to start.

The FCH JU will hold its annual Info-Day on 2nd February 2017.

Following the publication of the 2017 annual call for proposals, the FCH JU will hold its Open Info Day & Brokerage Event in Brussels on the 02 February.

This one-day event will be the occasion for potential applicants to receive further insight into the description of the topics and rules for participation.

This year's edition will offer an innovative programme as a special brokerage session will integrate the agenda, with the purpose of facilitating new cross-border contacts and initiate collaborations.

More details can be found here.

27/01/17